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(Yahoo)   The demise of Bill Russell has been greatly exaggerated   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, Boston Celtics, NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, 2007-08 NBA season, Bill Russell, Sunday's NBA bubble thriller, Marcus Smart's block  
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592 clicks; posted to Sports » on 03 Aug 2020 at 6:35 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2020-08-03 6:44:26 PM  
I had cause to reference this a while back and if anyone can find video I'd be grateful

This was back when Natalie Cole had a big hit and won an award for Unforgettable, an album of "duets" with her dad Nat King Cole.  He was dead, obviously, she took his old recordings and mostly alternated singing with old recordings of him.  SNL did a sketcb with Ellen Cleghorn in which Natalie Cole had an album of duets with other dead people.  They would show her singing some old hit, while the face of the dead person appeared in the lower corner sang their part.

Stand By Your Man starts up, Tammy Wynette's face shows up in the bottom corner and says "I am not dead, biatch!", at which point Natalie sings "I am not dead."  Tammy:  "this is how rumors get started!", which Natalie then sings.  Etc.

Anyway, CSB
2020-08-03 7:26:23 PM  
Bill Russell's episode of "Feherty" is really good.  Check it out if you can.
2020-08-03 7:39:20 PM  
"You only think I'm dead because I'm Black."
2020-08-03 7:39:38 PM  
MJ + LJ + 2 = BR
2020-08-03 8:11:06 PM  
It seems really weird that someone would know about Bill Russell's rebounding philosophy of (paraphrased) "a block isn't really useful if you knock the ball into the fifth row, and give it back to the other team.  You've got to block it, control the ball, and keep possession for your team."

... and not realize that the man is still alive, and active in the sports information/news/social activism realm, still sharing his wisdom with us.
2020-08-03 8:39:56 PM  
I'm not sure "GOAT" applies here.  It's a comment and response on Twitter.  Maybe I just don't get the whole Twitter thing.
2020-08-03 11:41:37 PM  

Stud Gerbil: MJ + LJ + 2 = BR

Yeah, but Russell didn't have to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
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